The European settlement of Peel dates back to 1829, the year “Swan River Colony” was founded, Thomas Peel, brought three ships of migrants from England for the Peel Settlement Scheme. The first vineyard was established near Pinjarra in 1857. The first commercial shiraz vineyard was started by Will Nairn at Peel Estate in 1974. Shiraz remains the flagship variety of the region.
Whether family fun activities, pumpkin festivals, intriguing rodeo shows or arts events – this region has it all! You’ll never be short of things to do in Mandurah & surrounds all year round.
A short train ride or an hour’s drive down the freeway and you’ll reach the stretching white sand coastline and rugged terrain of the Darling Scarp. The region offers a wide variety of activities for adventure lovers with its vast waterways and stunning Jarrah Forests. Or if you prefer a relaxing outing with time to unwind and regroup, there’s plenty of wineries, cafes and leisurely walking trails to explore.